How much sugar is in Gummy Bears? Gummy bears. They are cute, and sweet and bring out the inner child in all of us. But exactly how much sugar is in these cute nostalgic candies? To answer this question, I have selected 12 gummy bear brands and looked at the sugar content. Some of these gummy bear brands are the big well known full-sugar gummy bear brands and some are lower sugar or sugar-free alternatives. You will want to read to the end to find out what the lowest-sugar gummy bears are! So, let’s dig in – how much sugar is in gummy bears?
How Much Sugar is in Gummy Bears?
As a general rule, there are 12g-17g of total sugar in a serving of regular gummy bears and this equates to 1.1g-2.4g of sugar per gummy bear. There are sugar free gummy bears available that can contain as little as 0g-3g of total sugar per serving.
Summary Table – Sugar Content of Gummy Bear Brands
Below is a summary table of the sugar content for 12 different brands of gummy bears. For each entry, I list the total sugars per serving and the sweetener used. The table is ranked in descending order of sugar content.
|Gummy Bear Brand||Sweetener Used||Total Sugar Content Per Serving|
|365 by Whole Foods Market Gummy Bears||Tapioca syrup, dextrose, and cane sugar||17g|
|Black Forest Gummy Bears||Corn syrup||15g|
|Haribo Goldbears Gummi Candy||Glucose Syrup, sugar, and dextrose||14g|
|Albanese World’s Best 12 Flavor Gummi Bears||Sugar and corn syrup||14g|
|Yum Earth Gummy Bears||Organic rice syrup and organic cane sugar||12g|
|Joyride by Project 7 Keto Gummy Bears||Cane sugar, allulose, and stevia||3g|
|Kiss My Keto Gummies Candy||Stevia and erythritol||2g|
|Rip Van Gummy Bears||None||1g|
|LILY’S Assorted Fruit Flavored No Sugar Added Gummy Bears||Stevia||<1g|
|Albanese World’s Best Sugar Free 12 Flavor Gummi Bears||Aspartame and maltitol syrup||0g|
|Brach’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears, Assorted Fruit Flavors||Maltitol||0g|
|MaryRuth’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears||Maltitol, organic stevia, and organic erythritol.||0g|
Before I start, if you are interested in the sugar content of gummy bear’s cousin, the fruit snack you read all about it in the post I wrote here: Are Fruit Snacks High in Sugar?
Ranking the Sugar Content of Gummy Bear Brands – item-by-item
In this section, I will go through each of the 12 brands of gummy bears I listed in the above table item by item.
1. 365 by Whole Foods Market Gummy Bears – 17g of Total Sugar
The highest sugar gummy bears I came across in this search were the gummy bears by 365 – you know Whole Foods Market’s brand. There are 17g of total sugar in 30g of gummy bears aka 7 gummy bears. This equates to 2.4g of sugar per gummy bear. To be fair, these gummy bears are on the larger size – they are almost double the size of a Haribo gummy bear (see below).
365 gummy bears are sweetened with tapioca syrup, dextrose, and cane sugar.
2. Black Forest Gummy Bears – 15g of Total Sugar
There is slightly less sugar in a 30g serving of Black Forest Gummy bears – 15g of sugar to be precise. There are 9 gummy bears in a 30g serving so this equates to 1.7g of sugar per gummy bear. Black Forest Gummy bears are sweetened with corn syrup and sugar.
3. Haribo Goldbears Gummi Candy – 14g of Total Sugar
Ok, next up is a gummy bear from a huge name in the candy world – Haribo! There are 14g of sugar in a 30g serving of Haribo goldbears. As there are 13 gummies in a 30g serving this equates to 1.1g of sugar per gummy bear (Haribo gummy bears are almost half the size of 365’s gummy bears).
Haribo’s gummy bears are sweetened with glucose syrup, sugar, and dextrose.
4. Albanese World’s Best 12 Flavor Gummi Bears – 14g of Total Sugar
Albanese World Best gummy bears also contain 14g of total sugar per serving. Albanese serving size is slightly higher at 32g – this equates to 1.6g of sugar per gummy bear.
Albanese World Best gummy bears are sweetened with sugar and corn syrup.
Make sure to keep reading to find out about Albanese’s sugar free gummy bears!
5. Yum Earth Gummy Bears – 12g of Total Sugar
Next up are gummy bears from Yum Earth. Now Yum Earth’s snack packs are fairly small at 19.8g and there is 12g of sugar per snack pack. It’s not clear how many gummy bears are in each snack pack so I can’t provide you with the sugar content of a single gummy bear.
These gummy bears are sweetened organically with organic rice syrup and organic cane sugar.
6. Joyride by Project 7 Keto Gummy Bears – 3g of Total Sugar
Okay, so far, I have established that there are 12g-17g of total sugar in a serving of regular gummy bears and this equates to 1.0g-2.4g of sugar per gummy bear. But how about reduced-sugar gummy bears – how much sugar do they contain?
The first reduced sugar gummy I am going to analyze comes from Joyride. There is just 3g of sugar in a bag of Joyride gummy bears – and a bag is rather big at 49g/22 gummy bears! So, each gummy bear contains a mere 0.14g of sugar!
Also, if you want a low sugar gummy bear that isn’t sweetened with sugar alcohol then Joyride is a great option for you – these gummy bears are sweetened with organic cane sugar, allulose, and stevia.
You can check out Joyride low sugar gummy bears on Amazon here.
7. Kiss My Keto Gummies Candy – 2g of Total Sugar
As you may be able to guess from the name, the next gummy bear are keto gummy bears. Kiss My Keto Gummy bears contain 3g of total sugar per serving and 3g of sugar alcohol per serving. A serving size is a 23g snack bag. It is not clear how many gummy bears are in a snack bag. Kiss My Keto Gummy bears are sweetened with stevia and erythritol and can be found on Amazon here.
8. Rip Van Gummy Bears – 1g of Total Sugar
Next up is another keto gummy bears this time from Rip Van. Rip Van gummy bears do not contain any sweeteners at all! There are 1g of total sugar (0g of added) per 29g bag. You can find Rip Van gummy bears on Amazon here.
I also talk about Rip Van in my post looking at the sugar content of fruit snacks. You can read this post here if you are interested – Are Fruit Snacks High in Sugar?
9. LILY’S Assorted Fruit Flavored No Sugar Added Gummy Bears – <1g of Total Sugar
If you have ever tried Lily’s chocolate, you will know how good it is! Well, Lily’s also makes sugar-free gummy bears. Lily’s sugar-free gummy bears are sweetened with stevia and allulose and there is <1g of total sugar per 51g pouch.
You can find Lily’s no sugar-added gummy bears on Amazon here.
10. Albanese World’s Best Sugar Free 12 Flavor Gummi Bears – 0g of Total Sugar
I talked about Albanese gummy bears above, and now it is time to look at their sugar free version. Albanese sugar free gummies truly are sugar free as there are 0g of total sugar per serving. Instead, these gummy bears are sweetened with aspartame and maltitol syrup.
You can find Albanese sugar free gummy bears on Amazon here.
11. Brach’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears, Assorted Fruit Flavors – 0g of Total Sugar
Another sugar free gummy bear comes from Brach’s. Brach’s sugar free gummy bears are sweetened with maltitol and there are 0g of sugar per serving.
You can find Brach’s sugar free gummy bears on Amazon here.
12. MaryRuth’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears Snacks – 0g of Total Sugar
The final gummy bears on this list are from MaryRuth’s – MaryRuth’s sugar free gummy bears are made with organic ingredients and even contain electrolytes and fiber. These gummy bears are sugar free and instead sweetened with maltitol, organic stevia, and organic erythritol.
You can find MaryRuth’s sugar free gummy bears on Amazon here.
I actually talked about MaryRuths in the post I wrote on the sugar content of fruit snacks. If you are interested, you can read this post here – Are Fruit Snacks High in Sugar?
My Personal Low Sugar Gummy Bear Choice?
It’s got to the Rip Van gummy bears – I mean any candy with no sugar or sweetener is a winner in my book.
Sugar In Gummy Bears F&Q
How Much Sugar is in a Single Gummy Bear?
As a general rule, a single gummy bear will usually contain 1.1g-2.4g of sugar depending on the size of the gummy bear.
How Much Sugar is in a Single Haribo Gummy Bear?
As a general rule, there is just over 1g of sugar in a single Haribo Gummy Bear.
How Much Sugar is in a Pack of Gummy Bears?
As a general rule, there is usually around 14g-17g of sugar in a pack of gummy bears.
Which Gummy Bear has the Least Sugar?
The following gummy bear brands contain 0g of total sugar per serving:
- Albanese World’s Best Sugar Free 12 Flavor Gummi Bears
- Brach’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears, Assorted Fruit Flavors
- MaryRuth’s Sugar Free Gummy Bears
How Much Sugar Do Black Forest Gummy Bears Have?
There are 15g of sugar in a 30g serving of Black Forest Gummy bears. This equates to 1.7g of sugar per Black Forest gummy bear.
Are All Gummy Bears Sugar Free?
Not all gummy bears are sugar free – unless gummy bears are marked as sugar free on the packaging, they will usually contain sugar.
What is the Sugar Substitute in Gummy Bears?
The sugar substitutes usually used in low and zero sugar gummy bears are allulose, stevia, erythritol, aspartame, and/or maltitol.
How Much Sugar is in Gummy Bears? You Will Be Surprised! – The Final Bite
How much sugar is in gummy bears? What have we learned from the above? Well, apart from the fact that they are delicious fruit like snacks, depending on what brand you pick the sugar content of your gummy bears will vary a lot. The good news is that there are three brands on my list that contain 0g of added sugar. Win.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: